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2017 (Sophomore): Appeared in nine games and made eight starts at left tackle ... Missed home wins over North Carolina (Sept. 30) and Virginia Tech (Nov. 11) due to injury ... Helped pave the way for Georgia Tech to lead the ACC and rank fifth nationally in rushing offense (307.4 ypg) ... Was a key cog in an offensive front that helped QB TaQuon Marshall (1,146 rushing yards) and BB KirVonte Benson (1,053) become only the second set of Georgia Tech teammates to ever rush for 1,000 yards in the same season and the first Tech duo to both rush for 100 yards in the same game four times ... Also helped the Yellow Jackets set a school record with four 400-yard rushing games on the season.
2016 (True Freshman): One of six true freshmen that saw playing time for Georgia Tech ... Appeared in 10 games with three starts at left tackle ... After not playing in either of the first two games of the year, made his collegiate debut versus Vanderbilt (Sept. 17) and went on to make his first-career start four games later (Oct. 15 vs. Georgia Southern) ... Also started against Duke (Oct. 29) and at Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) ... Missed home finale versus Virginia (Nov. 19) due to injury ... Contributed to an offensive front that helped pave the way for Georgia Tech to rank ninth nationally in rushing offense (258.1 ypg) and 17th nationally in fewest sacks allowed (1.23 pg).
High School: Ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN ... Recorded 78 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and five sacks en route to first-team all-district honors as a senior ... Named MVP of 2016 Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game ... Three-year letterwinner at Ponchatoula H.S. (coach Hank Tierney) ... Helped lead team to 9-4 record and Louisiana 5A state quarterfinals as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Full name is Jahaziel Letroy Lee ... Born Jan. 4, 1998 in Hammond, La. ... Son of Terrence and Nekesha Lee ... One of five siblings ... Cousin, Reginald Walker, is a defensive lineman at Kansas State (2016 freshman all-American, 2017 second-team all-Big 12) ... Cousin, Donovaugh Campbell, is an offensive lineman at LSU ... Teammate Christian Campbell is also a cousin ... Enjoys playing drums ... Began playing football at age five ... Majoring in business administration ... Member of the ACC academic honor roll.